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Sitting in duty free at the airport and I passed The Body Shop and saw a massive sign saying half price. I thought I have to have a look and saw their body butter was next to nothing. I had never tried it before so I thought I would give it a try.
The body butter comes in a circular tub with a screw on lid. Short in size but wide. When I used all mine up I cleaned out the tub and kept it for a small container for storage. I love things that can be used for other things as well.
Application of the body butter is simple enough. You only need a small amount on your fingers and massage it over the skin you want moisturised. Application was easy however it is difficult to apply a thin coat because the butter itself is thick.
After I used the body butter I felt hot and sticky. After I came out the shower I put the body butter on before I went out and I felt horrible all day. I felt sticky and hot.
Although the scent is lovely it got a little sickly after a while.
However I would like to add that the butter does last a long time. Due to it's thickness I tried to use less as I didn't need to use so much so it didn't run out as quick.
It also works well on very dry areas. I suffer with dry feet and it worked great on my feet. At night I put the body butter (or other moisturiser on my feet, massaged it into my feet, put socks on and left with them overnight. In the morning my feet felt fresh, clean and less dry.
They price around £10 (or so I have read). Whenever I have been in The Body Shop I rarely see any sales and when there have been sales there has never been anything that I fancy so I'm not too sure what the prices are for the sales.
I think this is a good deep moisturiser but shouldn't be used as a everyday one.
I have bought a lot of Body Shop products over the years and have always found them to be good quality and kind to my skin. This Strawberry body butter is widely available and the price ranges from £4.99 to £7.99 depending on the current offer, however I was lucky enough to get this as a thank you gift from a friend.
It comes in a 250ml tub which is red with a picture of fresh juicy strawberries on the lid. The Body Shop also make many other flavours in the same range and they often have offers on where you can buy three products and pay for two which I have bought in the past and this makes it even better value.
The butter itself is quite thick to the touch and feels quite silky and it has a lovely fresh fruity strawberry smell which would be suitable for all the family. To use I scoop a small amount of cream out with my fingers and then start to rub it into my skin paying particular attention to anywhere where I may have dry or rough skin. It does absorb quickly and easily without leaving any residue or greasy feeling.
At the moment I am using this lovely body butter every day as I find that when the weather gets colder my skin needs a bit more care and attention and I am very pleased with the results. My skin feels soft and nourished and I haven't got any dry patches which I sometimes get on my legs and elbows. It definitely makes a difference to the general feel of my skin from the moment when I use it and it lasts for many hours afterwards.
I find that I get the best results when I use this after having a hot bath as my pores will be open so the butter can get deeper into my skin. As obviously I use my hands to apply the body butter it saves me from using so much hand cream as my hands have a good layer of the cream as I am using it. I didn't pay for this as it was a gift but I am very impressed with the results and I would certainly buy another one especially if I could get it for the right price.
I never use anything else, this has been a firm favourite of mine for years. My skin just seems to drink it up and the effects last ages. Nothing else leaves my skin so soft and moisturised. Ive been using it post-baby and it seems to be helping fade my stretch marks too.
Not very often do I shop in The Body Shop. I find the place rather expensive, in fact very over priced on a lot items however I do like the sales that they have on from time to time. I bought a tub of this some time ago on offer for a fiver from £13.00, loving a bargain I found it hard to resist lol.
The tub this comes in is plastic with a twist on/off lid to the top of it and on the tub we are clearly told what it is and who it is by, the size is stated (200ml) as are contact details for The Body Shop, its a nice looking tube this and its nice and robust.
This 'butter' is light pink in colour and quite thick. A little of it goes a very long way indeed and its smells richly and distinctly of strawberries and although it smells of strawberries it isn't harsh or too strong, its nicely sweetened however after applying it I do have to wait a while before popping my deodorant and perfume and so on, on or the scents mingle with it and I don't appreciate that at all.
This is suitable for normal to dry skin and I find this to absorb into my skin quite quickly leaving no residue of grease or anything on my skin enabling me to dress soon after applying it and I can apply this straight after shaving without my skin getting sore.
My skin is left feeling really supple and soft after using this and using it on a regular basis has sorted out little dry skin issues I did have.
Basically this is a very nice good quality body butter. At £13.00 a tub that does seem steep however it is highly moisturising and highly effective and in my opinion worth it particularly if you have very dry skin. I like the scent though prefer to use this before bed rather than daytime and a little of this goes a long way.
Like I stated earlier I have had my tub for ages now and only just finished it and that was with very regular use so my advice....keep your eyes open for it on offer!
Only available from The Body Shop.
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
I purchased this body butter with the Satsuma because it's so cold here in NY. Since Winter I hope is almost over I wanted a pick me up. This is perfect to remind me of Spring/Summer to come. The smell is lovely it reminds me of when I was a kid and the Strawberry Shortcake Doll but better! It has a smell that just relaxes me and makes me feel happy. Any reminder of warmth is great with all this nasty weather! It works very well too I put it on after my shower and it really locks in the moisture. The texture is smooth and creamy and absorbs right in without a sticky feeling.
It smooths my skin very well too leaving it very silky soft. It works really well after a good scrubbing with my salux too. The packaging is great and since I got everything for 40% off I got the shower gel and body scrub as well which, I really enjoy. The combo is great and it compliments my perfume(Coach Poppy). It doesn't overwhelm it at all but if I smell my skin I can smell a hint of strawberry. Personally I never thought I would like this scent. but because of the good reviews on here, I'm so glad I went ahead and ordered it! I'm very happy with this purchase. Definitely Recommended!
Treat yourself with this product or buy it as a gift for a friend or relative to enjoy i am sure they would love it.
I normally really like Body Shop products and tend to get quite a lot for Christmas but this was one product from them which I was disappointed by.
I like body butters as they are a great way to make me feel like I'm having a bit of luxury. Body Butters help to hydrate the skin and I normally apply them after I have shaved to stop my skin going dry and I find body butters much more gentle than a normal moisturiser.
I bought this because I normally like Body Shop products and their body butters. I was disappointed though.
It comes in a large tub. I found the lid awkward to get on and off and it seemed to get a bit more difficult each time! The butter itself is very thick, so you have to dig your fingers in to bring some out. Once it reaches your skin it begins to be softer so easier to rub in but because it's so hard you end up getting too much out at first and it gets stuck under your nails.
The smell isn't great. It does smell like strawberries but it doesn't smell very natural, it has an almost plastic smell to it which doesn't make it very appealing at all.
I do find that this product does help to keep my skin hydrated but it is quite a messy process to do so and it definitely isn't the best body butter out there.
I was disappointed by it.
I have a stash of about 4 Body Shop body butters now and this has to be my least favourite, in fact I hate it. I would never have bought this for myself, it was a Christmas gift as were the rest of the body butters I've accumulated.
Fortunately the one I was given is a smaller size than most body butters and I have been using it but I really cannot stand the smell. I hate anything strawberry 'flavoured' as they never actually smell of strawberries or anywhere close. How this can be considered strawberry I don't know. It's incredibly sweet smelling, sickly sweet and has a chemically fruity scent that reminds be of cheap strawberry flavoured sweets.
It comes packaged just like any other Body Shop body butter in a large round tub (or smaller like mine) with a simple round label picturing strawberries. Body Shop's body butters are generally very good, rich creamy moisturisers that look like you want to eat them. They seem to follow a theme of food and it's the 'flavours' I have a problem with, I have also been given the mango one which smells like tropical fruit yoghurt and is also very strong. The very one I wanted to smell strong, gingerbread didn't.
I don't use body creams and moisturisers very often so I use them as hand creams. I suffer from dry skin in the winter so if I keep up with using body butters on my hands it leaves them feeling really smooth and thoroughly moisturised.
These body butters from the body shop are super thick and creamy. They comes in lots of different scent like coconut , grapefruit , mango , Shea butter etc. today I am going to be talking about the strawberry body butter which is my all time favourite one. It comes in a big plastic pot with an image of a strawberry on the top. It has a screw off lid which is very easy to get off and on especially when you have very wet hands. The body butter itself is very thick. This one is a very light pink colour which I find very girly and cute. They sink into the skin very well and leave the skin very nourished. They do not leave the skin feeling sticky in the slightest so you can get dressed straight after applying which is one of the things I liked most about it. Hope this review helped you all . X x x Imogen
I don't often use body lotions or body butters on my skin as my skin doesn't get dry often. When it starts getting warmer so that my arms aren't covered up with jumpers and cardigans then I start occasionally using creams. I received the strawberry body butter for Christmas off my mam as a stocking filler. I don't often shop in the body shop as its out of my price range and as I'm an Avon representative I get products at a discount so whenever I need to buy products I usually buy from Avon. On checking the body shop website I've found that this body butter is available for £13 for 200ml.
The body butter came in a circular red tub, on the lid there is a picture of the top of one strawberry with the body shop logo in the centre. It states on the tub that this body butter is for normal to dry skin and has 24hour hydration and contains shea butter. It has a nice simple design and the lid screws on and off easily.
On unscrewing the lid you notice the strong strawberry scent instantly, I think it smells sweeter than strawberries though and it smells exactly the same as strawberry mousse to me. I like the scent of it although it is really strong so if you use it on a morning I think the scent would mix with your perfume to much so it might be better to use it on a evening so the scent has worn off by morning. The body butter is really thick and almost looks solid. It was full right to near the top which I like as I find it so annoying when you buy a product which is in a big tub taking up room with my other products yet its only half full. As the butter is so thick I just ran my fingers over the top in circular motions to get some on my finger tips as I didn't want to just dig my finger in leaving a hole and wasting product. I rubbed a small amount on my arm and it rubbed in easily and evenly, within a few minutes it has soaked in so I wasn't waiting around for it to dry. As I get quite dry feet I decided to try a small amount on them, when I put cream on my feet I always put some trainer socks on over the top to keep the moisture in. I dabbed a small amount onto my feet, rubbed in and put some socks on and left them on for a few hours. I can never sleep with socks on so when I was going to bed I took them off and couldn't believe how soft my feet were after just one use, it had completely soaked into my feet and didn't leave any residue on the socks, my arms also felt a lot softer too. I could still smell the strawberry scent on my arms too.
I'm impressed with this product and I'm glad I was bought it, it left my skin feeling lovely and smooth and would recommend it. It will last me ages as you only need a small amount. The only problem I have is the price tag of this body butter and £13 is out of my budget but a friend of mine loves the body shop so for Christmas I bought her a gift set and this body butter was one of the products included with another 3 or so and I only paid £10 for the set (although I think when I bought it was reduced from £15) so maybe its worth looking at the cost of gift sets if they have any available before buying this separately.
The body butter from The Body Shop is probably one of my favourite items from the retailer. I have found that they leave my skin so soft and the quality of the product greater than from other companies. Plus they offer a wider array of fragrances that mostly smell delicious; almost good enough to eat.
** Body Shop **
The Body Shop is a beauty store offering a wide range of beauty options in a range of scents to suit most people. Their products tend to be of good quality/ They have many ranges of skin care, bath and body, feet, make-up, fragrance and a section just for me . These can be bought in-store or online.
** Using the Body Butter **
As I have mentioned I love the Body Shop butters and this one is no different. I received it as a gift at Christmas as part of a set.
You can smell the lovely strawberry scent when you unscrew the lid. It isn't a horrible, sickly sweet, artificial strawberry smell that you can sometimes find but rather a lovely sweet that almost smells good enough to eat.
You do sometimes need more effort to get the butter out the pot than you would with other body butters. It is more like a butter than a cream. But it does come out nice and thick. Despite the thickness it does spread nicely over the skin and absorbs quickly. But you will notice a shiny film over your skin. This does go eventually once the remaining cream has been absorbed into the skin.
You don't need too much of this product to get a smooth, soft result. Once the cream is on the skin and starts to absorb it almost instantly feels smoother. I tend to save it for the driest areas of my skin as the butter is more expensive and the rest of my skin doesn't need it. Though it is also good for a treat for the rest of your skin as well. Especially the likes of your arms and legs which tend to be out more. I get really dry skin on my arms - especially in winter - but the body butter really softens the skin. There are very few products I trust to use on my dry skin.
** Price and Availability **
This can be found in most Body Shop stores or bought directly online. The 50ml tub is £5 or you can buy the better value tub of 200ml for £13. It is definitely worth the price tag for the quality of product you get. I don't like spending more than I have to, especially when it comes to beauty products. It is one of the products that I am willing to spend more on just because it works so well. And if you are using it only on the driest parts of your skin then it will last longer.
The online store often has offers on so it is well worth keeping an eye out for them.
** Overall **
I would definitely recommend this body butter. It smells lovely and is a great quality product. Whether you have dry skin that you'd like to clear up or just want treat yourself then it is a wonderful item. Or if you are looking for a gift for someone they are great products to treat someone else to.
I love the Body shop body butters, there are quite a few different fragrances to choose from and when I walk inside the shop it has such a beautiful smell because of all the different variety of nice smelling product. I love the smell of Strawberries and so I bought this one.
It comes inside a large circular plastic tub which has a screw off lid. The butter inside is a fairly solid cream but not a solid one, it is set inside the tub. It has a beautiful soft texture and one which is extremely smooth. It has a very strong smell of strawberries and a sweet, fruity smell, it isn't an overpowering smell. The colour is also a very pretty pale pink colour.
It is very easy to apply to the body by just smoothing the fingertips over the butter and applying it to the areas you may want to moisturise. It is easy to scoop a small amount at a time from the tub too with no problems. I just apply a small amount to my elbows because I don't need too much on this area. I apply the same amount to my knees and feet too. The small amount is an adequate amount for these areas in my opinion.
When I apply it to the rest of my body, I apply a larger amount and just gently massage it into my skin. It smells devine while applying it and rubs in really well in no time at all. It feels nice on the skin and extremely soft. This butter doesn't take that long to absorb into the skin and it only takes around 5 minutes or so to completely soak in.
After it has fully absorbed, my skin feels extremely soft and smooth. It feels really moisturised and well nourished. I have very dry skin but I don't need a lot of this butter to help it feel soft. it doesn't feel sticky or tacky after applying it or when it has dried. It just feels very smooth. My skin feels velvet like for a good few hours after using the butter and I find I don't need to top up during the day with this one because the quality of it is extremely good and it holds the moisture well into my skin and leaves it in a good condition. I am in my 50's and so my skin is becoming a lot drier and I do need a butter or body lotion which gives a lot more moisture to my skin and this one fits the bill perfectly in my opinion.
It contains Community Fair Trade shea butter. The shea butter helps nourish dry skin and this one is designed for anyone who has normal to dry skin. I have very dry skin but this one works really well for my skin. I hate having very dry skin because I often have to moisturise more often but this one I only have to use both morning and night after my showers. It does leave my skin with a really healthy glow and it looks well moisturised.
The fragrance is apparent a long time on the skin after it has dried and it does have staying power. It is a little pricey for some people but the amount in the tub is 200ml and so quite a lot and because you don't need a huge amount, it means the tub does last a very long time with regular use.
It costs £13 for a 200ml tub and although this price may sound expensive, the tub does last a long time and it is worth it, I have bought body butters from this shop a few times when this butter has been on offer and half the usual price but I paid full price this time for this one. It may not be affordable if you are on a low budget but it would be a nice one to place on a wish list for a gift for Christmas or a birthday.
I have found it hasn't irritated my skin or left any rashes and it is more than suitable for my very dry skin. I will most definitely buy it again in the future because it gives my skin all the results which I expect from The Body Shop body butter.
I highly do recommend this one if you love the smell of strawberries and love a sweet, fruity smelling butter. I don't think this one would be a disappointment.
Also on Ciao under my user name pinky50.
I give this one 5 stars.
Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.
I love the smell of strawberries and love the Body Shop's strawberry range.
The body butters are one of the Body Shop's best known and most popular items. The body butters give you hydrated skin for 24 hours after application and most are suitable for all skin types.
This body butter comes in a red tub with a screw lid. The lid is easy to open and the screw lid is handy if you're using the product in the shower. The body butter that I own is the same design as the picture above, but they have recently changed the packaging. The The butter itself is a pale pink and smells faintly of strawberries. The strawberry scent isn't too sweet or overpowering. The butter contains Shea Butter (which is Fairtrade, a nod to the ethics ad beliefs that the Body Shop was founded on), Strawberry seed oil and Cocoa Butter to help soften skin and is suitable for all skin types, but is particularly nice if you have dry patches of skin.
To use this body butter, you just scoop out a small amount of the butter and rub into damp skin after your bath or shower. It melts easily into your skin but I find that it's better to use too little than too much. This butter leaves my skin really soft and the strawberry scent does really last. It's more of a hint of the strawberry scent than a fragrance, it's hard to describe really. I do love this product, as it smells so nice and leaves my skin really moisturised.
The full ingredients are:
Aqua (Water) (Solvent/Diluent), Butyrospermum parkii (Shea Butter) (Emollient), Cyclomethicone (Emollient), Glycerin (Humectant), Theobroma cacao (Cocoa Butter) (Emollient), Glyceryl Stearate (Emulsifier), PEG-100 Stearate (Surfactant), Cetearyl Alcohol (Emulsifier), Lanolin Alcohol (Stabiliser/Emollient), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Parfum (Fragrance), Methylparaben (Preservative), Fragaria ananassa (Natural Additive), Propylparaben (Preservative), Xanthan Gum (Viscosity Modifier), Tocopherol (Antioxidant), Benzyl Alcohol (Preservative), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Fragaria chiloensis (Strawberry Seed Oil) (Natural Additive), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Sodium Hydroxide (pH Adjuster), Cinnamal (Fragrance Ingredient), Rosmarinus officinalis (Natural Additive), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Citral (Fragrance Ingredient), Caramel (Colour), CI 14700 (Colour).
Full price for this is £13 but The Body Shop often have offers on the body butters, or there's always some online discount codes floating about. There is also a 50ml available in store for £5 if you want to try the smaller butter before splashing your cash.
I have been suffering from dry skin over recent months and have been going though a frankly ridiculous toileteries stash to try and combat this. I received this as part of an Body Shop apology basket from my next door neighbour when his builder drilled through the party wall - he also paid to have it fixed.
Luckily, this body butter is fruity in scent and I do love fruity. I also adore strawberries. Match made in heaven, huh?
First, the upsides.
The tub is easy to open, even though I do have a problem with my wrist. It screws tightly enough that the butter remains in good shape between uses and is nicely does what it says on the lid in design.
The butter is quite light for a body butter. It is cool and refreshing to the skin and seems to leave a subtle gleam to it after application. There is a visible moisterising effect, with the dryness eased and the skin looking happier and healthier after use than before it. The effects also do last for several hours, as does the scent.
The scent in delicious. Literally. Sniffing it makes me peckish. It does smell of strawberries.
Which brings us to the problem.
It smells like strawberry jam. Now, I do like strawberry jam, though I prefer raspberry or apricot. But I do prefer it on my toast or in a steamed pudding. This product makes it smell like I have had a tragic jam butty accident all over my arms and it is quite disconcerting.
The jam theme should not be a surprise, as the product does use pressed strawberry seeds to help provide the moisterising effect and this they do - aided and abetted by shea butter in the foruma - though not as well as the Shea Body Butter stable mate. The problem is that the end product smells like it comes from jam.
And this is not good for the diet and is very distracting.
If the moisterising effect made this worthwhile, I would put up with being hungry. However, while it does have a good effect, there are better available for the same price from The Body Shop and cheaper elsewhere.
And this is not a cheap product. £13 for 200ml is not inexpensive.
It does smell nice. It does make the skin gleam and feel moisterised. It does use some fair trade ingredients as well as using by-products which would otherwise be wasted, which is good, though the green and natural credentials of the Body Shop are not what they were back in Anita Rodick's day.
But it is not the most moisterising body butter in the range and is best suited for those whose skin tends towards normal rather than dry, and it is not inexpensive.
And it makes me smell like jam. Which is disconcerting,
Which added together is why I am marking it down.
May be cross-posted to Ciao.
I've brought odd bits from the body shop over the years but I always found it quite expensive for what it is (I was more of a boots buyer) however I was given a small strawberry gift set for Xmas 2012 and it included a small pot of this body butter which I loved so much I went and brought a big set in the sale!
On its own you can get 50ml for £5 or 200ml for £13. There are a wide range of gift sets that have this body butter and include shower gel, soap etc, these start from over £10 to over £20. My first pot of this was a xmas gift but I was lucky to buy a big set (worth close to £30) in the sale for £9 just after xmas. If you are buying items from the body shop its worth searching for money off discount codes as these can go up to 40% off the price and are usually available for in store and online purchases.
The packaging to the body butter is simple but easy to open and use, keeps it smelling fresh and doesn't leak. The body butter smells absolutely fantastic, hence why I brought myself more after xmas. Its smells just like real strawberry's and is not synthetic smelling in any way (like some are). Applying to the skin is very easy and its absorbed easily without feeling greasy or heavy. The good thing about this body butter is that a lot goes along way so no need to apply loads to get good coverage. these left my skin smelling grwat and feeling great. I would definitely recommend this to those who love really fruity body butters, for me its definitely one of the best in the body shop range. The gift sets would make a great gift for a female friend or relative. If buying get whilst on offer and you wont regret it!
I don't tend to buy a lot from The Body Shop but one item I do like to buy on a regular basis is their body butters. A prefer strong and fruity fragrances so one of my favourites is the Strawberry fragrance.
The body butter is available in store and online, the recommended retail price for a 50ml pot is £5 and for a 200ml pot is £13, I class this as quite expensive for a body cream but the Body Shop always have loads of great online offers such 40% off or reduced the 200ml tubs to £5 so I always tend to stock up then. Also, if you buy online, there are normally some fantastic cash back offers available too (about 15%!)
The butter comes in a bright red screw top shallow pot. I love fruity fragrances and as soon as I open the lid, the lovely aroma of fresh juicy strawberries hits me, the fragrance is really realistic and not artificial like some other brands I have used in the past. The cream it a pale pink and has a nice thick consistently (just like butter). Applying is really easy as I find that the butter just glides over my skin, it absorbs really easily and I don't have to worry about letting it dry before I get dressed.
The results are that my skin feels silky soft and hydrated all day long; I tend to suffer with particularly dry skin on my lower legs, but this really helps them, my legs still feel soft and hydrated at the end of the day. I find that the larger 200ml tub lasts me a good couple of months. The fragrance is long lasting too which I love, at the end of the day, I can still smell the fruity aroma on my skin.
Overall, I would recommend this, but I despite the regular offers, because of the RRP I would only give 4 out of 5 stars.
Thanks for reading.
For Normal Skin / An intensive creamy all-over body moisturiser, offering up to 24 hours moisturisation with a sweet berry fragrance / It contains moisturizing strawberry seed oil and Community Trade shea and cocoa butter /